In the 4-0 thrashing of the treble winners Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena, Cristiano Ronaldo recorded his 15th goal in Europe, which now is a new record. For the 29-year-old scoring goals is as routine as having a cup of tea or coffee. The ace football player has scored a whopping 176 goals in just 163 games. While many good strikers barely manage to score a goal in every two games, the winger has an average greater than a goal per game. His goal scoring isn’t just about quantity, it’s also about his consistency of scoring spectacular goals.
Luis Suarez is in the race with the World Player of the Year for this year’s European Golden shoe. Real Madrid are already the Copa Del Rey champions and are contesting the final of this year’s Champions League. In La Liga, they are currently 6 points behind the league leaders, Athletico Madrid, with a game in hand.
World record signing Gareth Bale, Benzema and Ronaldo, under Carlo Ancelotti, have a great chance to win the ‘La Decima’ and land in the trophy which for the Madrid fans is a priority.
Ronaldo dismantles opponents with his sheer strength and unmatchable footwork. His ability to score goals from long range week-in, week-out, separates him from other players and puts him in a class of his own. Thus, the price tag put up by Manchester United on the winger seems like quite a bargain now.
The Portuguese winger has netted 49 goals and has provided 13 assists in a total of 44 appearances for the club this season. Although, he was sidelined for a few games, he is still among the top scorers of the elite European leagues. Since the 2006 World Cup in Germany, Cristiano hasn’t removed his scoring boots. His dry spells are quite rare and he is easily one of the most remarkable players of the last decade.
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